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Quaking Aspen, Dragonfruit and the Dirty Dozen Have This in Common

20160124_153817They were all highlights of last weekend’s big, community Tu B’Shvat event! We voted on our favorite Colorado tree (Quaking Aspen was the winner), ate a new fruit for the first time (dragonfruit, gooseberries, kumquats and jujubees), and sang together. Kids made fruit faces and cookie cutter batik! Adults learned about the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, made their own Tu B’Shvat energy bars, and had an inspiring (yes, really!) conversation about soil. It was an interactive, enriching way to celebrate the New Year of the Trees, the Jewish Earth Day. It’s not too early to save the date for next Tu B’Shvat: February 11, 2017! Hope to see you there!

Much appreciation to the twelve community organizations who collaborated to make this day possible: Beth Ami, B’nai Torah, Boulder Center for Judaism, Boulder JCC,Boulder Jewish Teen Initiative, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Congregation Har HaShem, Hazon, JEWISHcolorado, Judaism Your Way, Nevei Kodesh, and Tuv Ha’aretz Interfaith CSA

About Becky O'Brien

Hazon is America’s largest Jewish environmental organization. We create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. Hazon in Colorado is led by Becky O’Brien, Boulder Director and Sarah Kornhauser, Denver Director.

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